Couple Vacancies

Couple for FOH/Housekeeper/Maintenance ~ St Tropez ~ July & Aug (poss. CDI)

Our client is seeking a couple (or two singles) able to offer high standard general exterior maintenance, housekeeping and FOH/guest service skills for at least two months in the summer. The property is extensive and there will be several other staff employed at the property.

The employers require the following:

  • Hands-on Housekeeping

  • Beautiful daily presentation of the home interiors

  • FOH/F&B guest service

  • General maintenance

  • Cleaning of terraces/pool and pool areas

  • Cleaning of entrance gates and exterior paintwork

  • Tidying of driveways and gravelled areas

  • Driving and Errands

Both of the couple must speak a good level of English and both must be able to drive. Excellent letters of reference are required and applicants need to have an EU passport or hold a current French carte de sejour.

Salary: €6.5k net pm for the couple CDD

Start date: 1st July

Butler/Cook/ Housekeeper Couple ~ Paris 16eme

An energetic and experienced cook/housekeeper/butler couple are being sought by a busy French family for their home in Paris. The clients current domestic couple are retiring after many years of employment with this family of four, comprising the two parents and two younger children.
Duties will include:
For the butler:

  • Formal and informal service at breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Setting of tables

  • Care of silverware, flatware, crystal and pantry

  • Liaising with the kitchen.

  • Welcoming the guests and looking after the guests’ area

  • Light exterior housework; care of pool area, sweeping leaves, cleaning pathways, setting out garden furniture.

  • Some light handyman duties, small repairs in the house.

  • Cleaning and taking care of cars

For the cook/housekeeper:

  • Cooking healthy meals - mainly for 2 children/2 nannies as the client usually employs a private chef

  • Family style cooking, healthy and fresh ingredients. 

  • Grocery shopping.

  • General housekeeping: hoovering, dusting, cleaning, laundry.

  • Ironing table linen.

  • Care of luxury furniture, clothing, and art.

  • General housekeeping

Candidates should have/be:

  • Previous experience working in a similar role 

  • High degree of professionalism

  • Ability to use initiative and work independently

  • Punctual, discreet and reliable

5 days per week with Monday and Tuesday as days off; Weekdays 10am – 2pm & 6pm – 10pm; Sat and Sundays 8.30am-2pm and 6pm-10pm. Accommodation for the couple is a large 2 bedroom (100m²) apartment in central Paris, 5 mins walk from the main property.
Salary: €6k brut pm for the couple (approx. €4750 net pm)
Start date: ASAP

Resident Couple ~ Opio ON HOLD UNTIL LATE SUMMER

A very experienced domestic couple is required to handle the day-to-day running, maintenance and upkeep of a large luxury villa located close to Opio. The busy international owners are generally in residence for 12-14 weeks per year, mainly in the high season months at which time a 7* level of service is required; a seasonal chef and  additional service and housekeeping staff will be employed in the summer months however for the rest of the year the resident couple will be expected to clean and maintain the property; a gardening company visits several times per week. Applicants must have extensive experience of running this type of high level, high service property with a strong record of providing discreet and seamless guest services.

Interior duties will include:

  • 5* Housekeeping and laundry

  • Light, healthy cooking in absence of chef

  • Prepare breakfast when required

  • Inventory and stock control

  • Occasional table service

  • Laying of tables

  • Flower arranging

  • Overseeing seasonal teams

  • Liaising with suppliers and contractors

Exterior duties will include:

  • Backing up contracted gardening company

  • Mowing and general garden maintenance

  • General handyman and minor maintenance

  • Appliance and vehicle maintenance

  • Pool maintenance

  • Setting out and closing up of pool areas morning and evening

  • Troubleshooting

  • Preparing monthly reports for local property manager

  • Liaising with contractors and suppliers

  • Driving

  • Shopping and errands

A generously sized one bedroom apartment located on the property is offered as accommodation with this role. Candidates must be able to speak fluent English and conversational French, have excellent letters of reference and have either EU nationality or valid documentation allowing employment in France.

Salary: TBD

Start date: Flexible

Domestic Couple ~ Grimaud POSITION NOW FILLED

An experienced domestic couple are required to care for a luxury 5 bedroom villa close to Grimaud. The owners, who live in Zurich and London are in residence approximately 10 weeks per year in high season. These older British clients would like to find a mature, independent couple who have a good knowledge of the region to care for the property. A gardening company is contracted twice per week and extra housekeeping and service staff are employed usually from May to September. Household linens are sent to the local laundry and delivered weekly.

Madame prefers to prepare most of the family meals herself and generally only requires some assistance in the kitchen, possibly setting up of the BBQ, laying the table, clearing and washing up. One of the couple might occasionally be asked to prepare a buffet lunch if guests are invited at which time simple Mediterranean cuisine and salads will be what is required. In the evenings they frequently eat out locally.

Duties:

  • Housekeeping

  • Occasional cooking

  • Contractor management

  • Driving

  • Light garden and fountain maintenance

  • Pool maintenance

  • Property maintenance

The garden is approximately 5000m2 and the swimming pool is 15 x 10. Accommodation of a two bedroom cottage with a small private garden on the grounds is offered as accommodation plus a staff car is provided for local usage. Both of the couple must speak English and at least one of the couple must speak reasonable French.

Salary: €5knet pm negotiable (CDI)

Start date: Dec ‘21

 

Please note: Applicants for positions based in France MUST have a current working visa/carte de sejour or be the holder of an EU passport

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